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Thomson Reuters Foundation —
November 28, 2017

MUMBAI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Large-scale land deals by investors in Africa are coming under greater scrutiny after an Indian firm demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease by Ethiopia, with analysts saying they are hurting local communities and damaging ecosystems.

Trees: Journal of the International Tree Foundation —
November 7, 2017
Since the 2008 food price crisis, we have been told over and over that Africa needs foreign investors in agriculture to ‘develop’ the continent; that Africa needs a ‘Green Revolution’, more synthetic fertilisers, and genetically modified crops in order to meet the challenges of hunger and poverty. Yet, millions of Africans have designed and are already using effective agricultural practices, which don’t rely on Monsanto, Syngenta or some other corporation who increasingly control our seeds and agriculture.
Atlanta Black Star —
October 28, 2017

Few westerners could even begin to wrap their brains around the traditional lifestyles of the small farmers of Papua New Guinea. Though some do make a nominal income selling small-scale cash crops like coconut and cocoa from their family gardens, these predominantly Black farmers commonly feed their families through subsistence agriculture, hunting, gathering and fishing in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

IPS-Inter Press Service —
October 18, 2017

A woman shopkeeper is standing on a plastic chair to avoid knee high swirling rainwater mixed with sewage. “I work with a women’s cooperative selling products made by Palestinian women in my shop. The sewage water has gone into the electric wires, so I have no electricity. Everything in the shop is destroyed.

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